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Guest opinion

What do we care if Putin invades Ukraine? What if we don’t?

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and the ensuing and needless slaughter of thousands of soldiers and civilians, seems all but inevitable now. “So, what do I care?” some of us may be asking ourselves. “It’s not our fight.”... Read more»0

Analysis

How what many labeled a quixotic recall movement led to the ouster of Arizona’s most powerful politician

One of the great stories in Arizona politics is the recall 10 years ago this month of then-Republican Senate President Russell Pearce - the far-right author of the most anti-immigrant bill in modern U.S. history - and Citizens for a Better Arizona, which formed to drive the recall effort.... Read more»0

Guest opinion

Meet 'Paul Gosar the Titan slayer,' Arizona’s white nationalist icon

The GOP's singular agenda today is the preservation, at all costs, of this country's historically white, male-dominated power base, and Gosar has become a sociopathic foot-soldier for the cause.... Read more»0

Guest opinion

'Driving While Brown' and Arizona’s 'Latino resistance'

The trouble with recounting the drama surrounding Arizona’s decades-long cultural and political clashes over immigration is there have been so many villains and heroes it’s hard to know where to start - so find two people whose personal experiences virtually tell the story for you.... Read more»0

Phoenix mandates CV-19 masks, but won’t enforce use at Trump rally

Tuesday, barely 72 hours since Phoenix mandated COVID-19 masks, President Trump is scheduled to address a campaign rally at a church in north Phoenix. ... Read more»0

Commentary

Remembering the 'unjustly dead' on Los Días de los Muertos

"On Los Días de los Muertos, it’s customary to build a makeshift altar as an act of honor and remembrance. Let these words be my altar."... Read more»0